While only a freshman, JaiQuan Holman is already making a big impact at the varsity level for Springfield Lanphier High School (IL). Before even entering high school, the 5’11” point guard was a standout this past season playing with the Illinois Predators even while playing up two levels at the 16U division. 

Holman has had a tremendous start to his high school career averaging 11 points per game to help Springfield Lanphier off to a 4-1 record so far this season. “The season is going really good and we started off strong, we are learning how to play with each other,” he said about the young season. 

“Being the youngest on the team feels normal and I’m comfortable with it because I have been put in situations like this since I was younger playing two grades up. I have always played a big role playing with older teammates now the stage is just getting bigger, but I’m prepared for it.” 

Throughout his time this year with the Illinois Predators he impressed with his scoring ability. Holman shoots it very well from the outside but also gets to the basket well in addition to creating his own shot in the mid-range. The point guard has nice shifty moves off the dribble and has proven to be very difficult to stick with. He plays well beyond his years and is strong with the ball in his hands. 

With all his abilities and basketball IQ, Holman has shown he is one of the top freshmen in Illinois.